Friday, February 22, 2008

CMMAS Journal

The Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS) is pleased to solicit submissions for the upcoming launch of a new journal devoted to activities in electroacoustic music and sonic art. This journal, entitled SonicIdeas/IdeasSonicas will be published both online and in printed format. The aims of the journal are to encourage, develop and disseminate information about activities and developments in the field, and in particular to foster interaction between Spanish and English speaking composers, performers, researchers, and listeners.

The journal will be open to all aesthetic and scholarly viewpoints and approaches.

The journal will seek to publish novel and challenging perspectives on approaching technology and its influence on music and sound art, and will seek to promote serious research and debate on these topics.

Authors whose contributions are published assign CMMAS the non-exclusive rights to disseminate their work in every form of media, within legal limits. Authors must posses, and provide proof of such possession with their submission, the legal right to reproduce any secondary copyright materials. Submitted articles may have been previously published.

The journal will publish articles in either Spanish or English; submissions will be accepted in either language, and will be published in the submitted language. Dual-language publication will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Articles on any aspect of electroacoustic music/sonic art will be considered, as will reviews, analyses, historical studies, tutorials and other pedagodical articles, and studio/regional/festival reports. Other proposals are welcomed. Authors must submit their proposed articles via email or on disc. Documents must be submitted as Microsoft Word documents, including all necessary graphics and musical examples. Audio examples will be considered for the online version of the journal.

The deadline for submisions for the first issue is March 10, 2008. Authors should submit their proposed material, a brief (ca. 100 word) biography and contact information, including instituional affiliation, if any.

Formatting guidelines:

2.5 cm left and right margins
Page numbers centred at the bottom of the page, 1.25 cm from the bottom of the page
Times New Roman, 12pt font
Justified text
Headings: centred and bold in 14pt font, preceeded and followed by an 18pt space.
Italics are to be used for all quotations, note names and titles
Quotations longer than four lines should be formatted as a block quote (left indent by 1 cm), and preceeded and followed by an 18pt space (line spacing within the block quote is 20pt).
Underlining or other forms of emphasis should not be used.
Footnotes: 10pt font; text left-indent by 1cm (from footnote number); to be numbered through. Footnote numbers are to be put in superscript.
Line spacing 20pt; 12pt for footnote
The first line of each paragraph should be indented by 1cm.
Single spacing within paragraphs
Illustrations, such as musical examples or tables, should be integrated within the body of the text, centered with a 10pt caption (captions are to be below the illustration) and numbered.
The layout of the different types of contributions should start as follows:
Articles and short contributions (e.g. conference reports) should begin with the title (centred, bold and in 14pt font), followed by 18pt spacing. This is to be followed by the name of the author (centred): "by [First Name, Surname]" (no title), followed by 18pt spacing.
A review should begin with the name of the author and the title of the publication/recording(s) reviewed, followed by the publication information (centred, bold, 14pt font; the title in italics): First Name Surname: title, Place: Publishers, Year. Followed by 18pt spacing. Then the name of the reviewer (in normal font): "Review by [First Name, Surname]" (no title), followed by 18pt spacing.

Michael Matthews, Guest Editor (HYPERLINK ""
Centro Mexicano par la Música y las Artes Sonoras
Casa de la Cultura, planta alta
Morelos Nte. # 485, centro
C.P. 58000, Morelia, Michoacán

Tel (+ 52) 443 317-5679

Dr. Rodrigo Sigal
Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras
Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts
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